I work with a range of issues such as stress & burnout, depression,
anxiety, shame, difficult relationships, bereavement, life transitions,
sexuality, identity, LGBTQ+, the challenges facing expats and all those who
straddle different cultures.
Everyone experiences difficult times in their life, and often we can
move through them with resources such as our own insight, friends and
family, or practices such as meditation and
yoga. Sometimes however we have painful experiences that we feel we cannot
share with those around us, leaving us with a sense of isolation. We may
have moved to maladaptive coping mechanisms, such as hiding parts of
ourselves out of fear of rejection or not daring to try new things. Or we
get stuck because even in trying to change we fall back to familiar
patterns; we have a blind spot for truly new possibilities.
Working with a counsellor can help you break through the isolation, see
things from a new perspective, and form new and genuine connections in your
life. You gain better self-awareness and understanding, for example of
difficult relationships or work situations. Sharing your experience with
another human being in a confidential, supportive, and gently challenging
setting can create space for true change and creativity.